Tuesday, 20 March 2018

March 20th
Although still windy it was not as bitter as it has been over the last few days. This morning we had a walk in the Reculver area and recorded 41 Teal, 2 Grey Partridges, 1 Green Woodpecker, 7 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 13 Mute Swans, 1 Shoveler, 1 male Goosander, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Coot, 100 Woodpigeons, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 51 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 1 Pied Wagtail.
Derek Smith was also out this morning birding Shuart, Plumpudding and Minnis Bay. He saw 1 Firecrest, 3 Chiffchaffs, 18 Song Thrushes, 40 Blackbirds and 320 Dark-bellied Brent Geese.
Dave Smith also saw a Firecrest at Bishopstone.

Male Goosander

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